Julia trained in philosophy and art, and has had a varied career which has included: working in commercial and academic research; a position as a deputy director of a community arts charity, involvement in a small-business start-up in the data analysis industry, and an eclectic arts practice. Her research interests include the phenomenology of intuition, arts- and embodiment-based research methods, and the philosophy of language.
Within the Centre, Julia works on projects looking at the impact of choirs and singing for people with learning disabilities, with a particular interest in new approaches to data collection and analysis, as well as projects exploring the ways in which music festivals can have a positive influence on health and wellbeing. Recent publications include an article on our 2018 evaluation of a choir at East Kent Mencap in the Journal of Music, Health and Wellbeing, and a forthcoming book chapter also exploring the Mencap project.
Julia has recently submitted a PhD which looks at the experiences of reading in academic contexts and explores intuitive methods of working with academic texts.
- Moore, J., Phillips, J., Tallent, J. , Coren, E. (2021) Impacts of participating in a choir on health and wellbeing of adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Music, Health and Wellbeing.